Friday, March 18, 2016

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway: Chaos by C.A. Harms

Title: Chaos
Series: Phoenix Undercover #2
Author: C.A. Harms
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published: March 1, 2016
Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC
The devil wears many masks, and everyone’s world will crash when the truth comes out…

The life of an undercover FBI agent can be dark.
The things you see can never be unseen.
The effects it has on your mind, leave a gaping hole in your soul.

Agent Joshua Phoenix found the one person he knew could save him from the darkness, but just when things become real, she’s ripped from him without warning...

He is forced to watch his life go on without him.
His presence is just too dangerous to those he loves.
But how far will things go?

With only a short list of those he can trust, Josh must race to find answers, before fate is decided for him. Gabriella’s in danger and yet no one around her knows it.

And a man who everyone believes they can trust, may just be the devil himself…

Will Josh and Greyson solve this case before it’s too late?
Or will Josh lose Gabby forever?


Chaos Excerpt © C.A. Harms 2016

Prologue

Gabriella
Leaning back against my chair, I closed my eyes. I was in desperate need of just a few moments to collect my thoughts. Josh’s smile filled my mind, and I knew I would spend my whole life missing it. I only hoped our child would be lucky enough to inherit his or her daddy’s smile.
The intercom interrupted my thoughts, and I sat up straight and tapped the Answer button. “Yes, Valerie?”
“Your ten o’clock is here,” she replied, and a surge of nervous energy filled my stomach.
“Great, please send him in,” I said before standing from my desk and walking around the side after taking a few seconds to smooth my skirt. The door opened, and I looked up at Valerie. Just over her shoulder was a tall man with dark hair.
I stepped forward and held out my hand in greeting. “Hello, my name is Gabriella Shannon.”
He smirked, and it sent chills along my neck and shoulders. He had the most piercing green eyes I had ever seen.
He entered the room and took my hand, then lifted it toward his lips. As he kissed it softly, his eyes remained locked on mine. “Very pleased to meet you, Gabriella.” His voice was rich and so smooth. “My name is Roman, but you can call me R.J. It is what my friends call me, and I have a feeling you and I will be great friends.”
“Well, R.J., it is always nice to make new friends. It should make this process easier.” I offered a forced smile, instantly regretting my choice to return. Maybe I wasn’t ready to be back. Being in the presence of an arrogant man generally gave me the urge to be just as arrogant. Except I’d lost my confidence. I think a part of me died the day Josh’s friends and partners in the FBI, Greyson and a man named Trevor, showed up at my apartment. I could instantly see the sadness in their eyes when they told me Josh had died. I could also see the dread in their eyes when they shared the news. They too had lost a man they loved.
I wanted proof, because I didn’t believe he was gone—it was too hard to imagine. I wanted to see for myself that he was no longer here, breathing and vibrant.
Cremated. It still pissed me off that those were Josh’s wishes.
I looked up to see R.J. eyeing me curiously, and I felt embarrassed for getting lost once again in my grief.
“Sorry, please forgive me. Today is my first day back after being gone for over two weeks.” I turned away quickly and attempted to gather my wits.
“Yes,” he said in that soothing voice of his. Something about it made me a little uneasy. “Margo did mention you lost someone close to you recently.”
I closed my eyes tightly and took a second to breathe in, then nodded as I turned and allowed my eyes to meet his. “Yes, I did. Someone that meant more than words could ever describe.”
“I’m deeply sorry for your loss. Times like these are never easy. If you need more time, I understand. We could meet again in a week or longer if needed,” he offered with a smile.
“No,” I said more abruptly than I had intended. “I’m sorry, it’s just that I need this. I need the push to get back to life. It’s not going to be any easier if I do this today, or if I wait until next week. I’ll still miss him then.” I paused, attempting to calm my emotions. “I know I’ll always miss him.” I rested my hand over my lower stomach as my lip quivered. I was sure the desk hid my movements, but when his gaze shifted downward and his eyes widened slightly, I realized he had seen my gesture.
With a light nod, he offered me a smile as he got more comfortable in his chair. “Okay, then, let’s find my new home.”
I was thankful he didn’t ask questions or attempt to keep me talking about the loss I was still hurting from. I needed a distraction, and apparently he noticed that too.


Woah! Chaos is book two in the Phoenix Undercover series by C.A. Harms and my head is still reeling. This book basically picks up where the first one ended, and this one will have you twisting up inside just like book one. And I hate to tell you this, but this one ends on a major cliff hanger as well.

I can’t say too much without giving away part of the story. Let me just say that the book will leave you on the edge of your seat trying to anticipate everyone’s next move. The story is gripping and the characters are getting more and more complex without being overly so. I have to say I recommend this series to everyone and book 2 is 4.5 stars! One click today!!

Chaos by CA Harms is the second book in the Phoenix Undercover Series.  The secrets in this book, by characters you would expect it from and by those who you wouldn't will keep you hanging and wanting to find out what happens next.  This book was a 3.5 star read for me and I cannot wait for the next book in this series.  Maybe one of Gabby's sisters?  This reader can only hope!

Gabby and Joshua meet by chance one night at a club, a place neither of them wanted to be but were glad since they met the other.  Josh's job as an FBI has him going undercover soon after meeting Gabby which puts a serious strain on their relationship.  Unable to tell her what he is doing or where he is going or how long he will be gone,   Gabby thinks she can handle it but the strain it causes becomes too much when she starts to question his true feelings.

Josh is focused on catching the bad guys and the only way he can do that is to be deep undercover in their operation.  The faster he finds the mastermind behind the operation the faster he can really start his life with Gabby.  When the entire operation is compromised and there is only one option for everyone's safety, Josh is forced to do the unthinkable by someone he fully trusts.  Believing that he will be able to get out of this mess and back to the woman that he loves.

Will all of the obstacles that stand in the way of Gabby and Josh's HEA or will they be able to overcome the odds, and the deceit and be together?  Only time and love will tell.



Chaos is the second book in the Phoenix Undercover series.  I am not even sure where to start with this review because the ending about sent me off a cliff!  I thought the first book left me hanging hardcore but this ending seriously threw me for a loop.  There are some many unknowns when the book starts out and as the layers unfold you will be shocked to discover the secrets of this story.  I would give this book a 4.5 stars and highly recommend to others.   

I won't bore you with all the details of what this book is about because if you read the first book Lies you know how it ended and what was to come.  I will just tell you to sit back and enjoy this roller coaster ride because CA Harms outdid herself with this series.   Gabriella and Josh's journey continues to cause major CHAOS in my life and I can't wait to finally put this story all together in one piece.  I do have to say she left it open for another book but not sure who's story it will be??  Maybe Gabriella and Josh?  Or maybe one of Gabriella's sister, or One of the hot friends of Josh???  We shall see!  

Go get your copy now! With each story I read I have found that CA Harms can literally write about anything and I would read it.  Most authors stick to one type of story for the most part, but CA goes from cowboy love stories and then brings me this thriller of a romance, SIGH I can't wait for more from her in the near future.  Huge Fan here for life! 

*Series must be read in order*

C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.
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